11:40 LRN Sportscast

New LSU Football Coach Brian Kelly has named Matt House as his defensive coordinator. House is currently the linebackers coach at Kansas City and previously served as a defensive coordinator on the collegiate level at Kentucky, FIU and Pittsburgh. Baton Rouge sports talk show host Matt Mascona says House seems like a solid hire…
cut 12 (07) “….NFL experience”
House will remain with the Kansas City Chiefs until their season ends. K-C defensive back and former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu gave a ringing endorsement of House.

New Louisiana Tech football coach Sonny Cumbie left Texas Tech on a high note. Cumbie serving as interim coach of the Red Raiders helped Texas Tech trounce Mississippi State 34-7 in the Liberty Bowl.

Two Saints have been removed from the COVID restricted list, Safety Malcolm Jenkins and tight end Juwan Johnson.

LSU basketball opens SEC play tonight and it’s a tough assignment as the 16th ranked Tigers visit 11th ranked Auburn. Both teams are averaging around 80 points a game, while the Tigers lead the SEC in field goal percentage defense at 34-percent, while Auburn is 39-percent. Coach Will Wade says if LSU can’t score 70 points, they probably don’t win…
Cut 18 (23) “ ..puncher’s chance”

In action yesterday, Northwestern State fell to top-ranked Baylor 104-68.

The Pelicans had their most exciting win of the season as they rallied back from a 23-point first-half deficit to beat Cleveland 108-to-104. Rookie Herb Jones had 26 points.